Post Tagged with: "Assemblyman Marcos Crespo"

Economy / Transportation

Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference at Casita Maria on Sunday that the state will make a $1.8-billion investment to revitalize infrastructure in Hunts Point.

Government / Politics

Lawsuit alleges massive fraud by Bronx Democrats

Lawsuit alleges massive fraud by Bronx Democrats

A lawsuit claims leaders of the borough’s Democratic Party have carried out a long-running, elaborate scheme to rig the makeup of its ruling body to their liking.

Environment / Food

Flood protection funds aren’t enough, say advocates

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

Community leaders worry that Hunts Point isn’t getting the focus it should from federal and city officials to help safeguard it from future storms that could potentially cripple the city’s food supply and flood the neighborhood.

Environment / Jobs

Public hearing on shore protection set for Jan. 15

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

The Point CDC will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15, to update the community on the federal government and the city’s plans to protect Hunts Point from future storms and flooding.

Business / Crime

New bar opens where strip club stood

The new bar on opening day.

A new sports bar has opened on the site of one of Hunts Point’s notorious strip clubs.

Government / Police

Pols call for more monitoring of cops

Assemblymen Marcos Crespo (right) and Karim Camara outlining their plans for new laws addressing police oversight.

Assemblyman says he will urge fellow legislators to create a temporary state commission on excessive use of force by law enforcement, among other measures.

Politics

Democrats sweep back into power

Hunts Point and Mott Haven laid out the red carpet for familiar faces on election day.

Crime / Government

Officials want juice bars monitored

Community Board 2’s Liquor and Franchising committee chair Robert Crespo, flanked by elected officials and residents, was one of several speakers who called for new legislation to rein in juice bar strip clubs.

Lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would tighten a loophole that now allows strip clubs to sell juice when they can’t get a liquor license.

Crime / Police

Lawmaker wants better community policing

Community leaders and some elected officials hope the new mayoral administration will help mend fences between residents and law enforcement. The city’s community policing programs lost momentum during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year rein at City Hall, says Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, whose district includes Hunts Point.